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Over 100 men arrested in Ontario child prostitution sting

Aurora - Police in York Region, just north of Toronto, announced 104 men have been arrested for attempting to purchase the services of underage prostitutes. Police also managed to rescue young victims who were forced into the sex trade and arrest their pimps.

Despite murder conviction, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man

Shirley - Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.

Man on trial for Miss Honduras murder claims mental illness

Tegucigalpa - A man suspected of the 2014 murder of Miss Honduras and her sister -- his girlfriend at the time -- declined to testify in a Tegucigalpa court on Friday on grounds of mental illness.

As numbers rise, Canadian woman charged with human smuggling

A Saskatchewan woman is facing two human smuggling charges after it was alleged she smuggled nine West Africans into Canada so they could claim asylum. Since January, illegal border crossings into Canada from the U.S. have increased dramatically.

Prosecutor urges Brazil 'murder' goalkeeper back to prison

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top prosecutor on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to re-incarcerate a star goalkeeper recently released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Italy's top court reviews Concordia captain's case

Rome - Italy's highest court on Thursday began reviewing the case of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Man arrested for California shooting spree spoke of race 'battle'

Los Angeles - A man arrested for a shooting spree in the central California city of Fresno in which three white men were killed saw himself as part of an ongoing race war, according to family and police.

US 'Facebook killer' takes own life after brief chase

New York - A US hunt for the gunman accused of murdering a grandfather and posting the crime on Facebook ended Tuesday with the suspect killing himself after a brief pursuit with police in Pennsylvania.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Seoul - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Guatemala

Mexico - A fugitive former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars has been detained in Guatemala after six months on the run, officials said Saturday.

Outrage: Judge calls rapist he's sentencing 'a good man'

Provo - A Utah judge has angered a victim and others after he referred to the former Mormon bishop he was sentencing for rape and sexual abuse as “an extraordinarily good man.” This was not the first time Judge Thomas Low angered people during the trial.

US doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

New York - A US doctor in Detroit has been arrested and charged with carrying out female genital mutilation on girls aged six to eight, prosecutors said.

DRCongo detains suspect in killing of two UN experts

Kinshasa - A suspect has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the kidnap and killing last month of two UN experts, an American and a dual Swedish-Chilean woman, military authorities said Friday.

Mexico arrests suspected killer of US border guard

Mexico - Mexican authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting dead a US border guard in 2010 and aim to extradite him to the United States, prosecutors said Thursday.

Kim murder suspects appear in Malaysian court

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday ahead of a murder trial that could see them hanged.

Women brawl over parking space, fight ends with double stabbing

Detroit - Police in Detroit are looking over Facebook videos that show a fight between two women that ended with a double stabbing.

78 arrested in human trafficking probe in Ontario

London - In southwestern Ontario, 78 people were arrested in connection with a human trafficking investigation, which started in October 2016.

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Stockholm - Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathiser, admitted Tuesday to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Amnesty report shows global decline in capital punishment

The 2016 review of capital punishment globally by Amnesty International found that worldwide executions had dropped by 37 percent compared to 2015.
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